Tuesday, 29 January 2019 07:40

Five Firsts For UWC: Milestones Along The Way From Bush College To Top University

Life is full of firsts – your first day on Earth, first day of school, first kiss, first job, first child - but we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Universities have firsts as well – particularly a university that grew from a “Bush college” into one of the continent’s best and most celebrated research institutions.Life is full of firsts – your first day on Earth, first day of school, first kiss, first job, first child - but we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

Universities have firsts as well – particularly a university that grew from a “Bush college” into one of the continent’s best and most celebrated research institutions.
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) first opened its doors in 1960, offering limited training to Coloured students for lower positions in schools, the civil service and other institutions - exclusively in Afrikaans. In that first year, the teaching staff numbered only 17 – and the student body was only 166 strong.

Since then, UWC has come a long way - and with that in mind, here are a few firsts from the University of the Western Cape.

 

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Author: Nicklaus Kruger

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